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Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
threat to human health. our correspondent, joining us from our parliamentary to you. we have politicians across is that going to be enough to clear this up? th>> these tests should certainy go some way in making consumers feel more confident about the meat products they are buying throughout the european union. ironically, two weeks ago, the british food safety association started testing for chemicals in horse meat sparked by this mixup of beef and horse meat scandal and promptly found traces of chemicals, including those mentioned in the report, which was typically used in resources. this unearthed a completely different scandal, and at the same time showed that the effectiveness of tests is rather limited because that the tested positive and was then exported to france where it might have entered the human food chain. the city will make testing faster but also said that limits were increasingly seeing that it might be a case of europe-wide fraud, so it might soon not be a question of food safety but on how to tackle criminality. >> the question does remain -- how could it
KCSMMHZ
Feb 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
on the streets since the killing of secular leader chokri belaid. police used tear gas on protesters when they came close to the ministry. protesters say the ruling party is behind the assassination of the political leader, gunned down outside his home on wednesday. a senior official said it had not consulted with his party. before the opposition, it was not enough. a spokesman from the popular front party said the government had to go. >> everybody agrees the government has failed. it no longer has a role to play. we demand its resignation and the creation of a new government that will guide the country through a transitional period. >> friday will see belaid's funeral as well as a general strike called by the country's main trade union. >> what can be done to ease the tensions in tunisia? for more, let's go to our correspondent in tunis. first off, no signs of compromise right now. what happens? >> they have been meeting today, and we are still waiting for a declaration from them. in the meantime, i am at the presidential palace where the spokesman for the president, one of the non
KCSMMHZ
Feb 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
asteroid? it is big enough for us to know about it. what is the likelihood something like that could hit the earth? >> objects of this size probably hit the earth about once every couple of hundred years. the last known impact was the event that happened in russia and siberia, flattening many square meters of forest and also two people were killed due to fires. >> what can we do to protect ourselves against that kind of threat? >> we are now starting to catalogued objects like the bigger one. the meter-sized objects, we have no chance to detect them early, but the bigger objects are now being catalogued and traced, but there is no technology at the moment to really stop them from hitting the earth. >> thank you very much. >> all right, back down to earth now and on to other news. track and field superstar oscar pistorius says he is not guilty of murder. >> the south african runner appeared in court today when he was officially charged with shooting his " friend said. he will remain in custody until a bail hearing on tuesday. >> oscar pistorius is used to media attention but not of th
KCSMMHZ
Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
. and now jack lew is outlining what he sees ahead for the economy. ai uchida joins us now from the business desk. ai, good morning. >> good morning, catherine. jack lew, he has to win over the democrats and the republicans before he can be treasury secretary. so he's asking lawmakers for bipartisan support on fiscal reform. he says this is needed to keep the u.s. economy on the path to recovery. lew spoke to senators on wednesday. he's seeking their approval for his appointment to obama's second-term cabinet. lew said he's resolved to reduce the nation's huge budget deficit. he asked both democrats and republicans to work together to avoid automatic spending cut march on defense and other programs. >> we must put our nation back on a path of fiscal sustainability. we cannot allow the series of harmful automatic spending cuts known as the sequester to go into effect. these cuts would impose self-inflicted wounds to the recovery and will put far too many jobs and businesses at risk. >> lew also responded to concerns the yen's rapid decline might encourage governments to lower the val
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Feb 26, 2013 6:30pm PST
so as i'm doing this i'm going to go ahead and close out. i want to thank you for joining us today. it's been a real joy bringing you this program. so keep painting, stay inspired, and i hope to see you real soon on another yarnell school of fine art. >> hello and welcome to the "journal" here on dw. >> here's what's coming up in the next half-hour -- political deadlock in italy. what's next after an election that produces no clear winner? >> a trip down memory lane for the new u.s. secretary of state on a visit to germany. >> and a step closer to bundesliga. berlin get an important win. and that italy faces political deadlock after the country's national elections produced no clear winner. no single party was able to secure a majority in both houses of parliament. >> the center-left candidate is claiming a narrow victory, but it is not enough for him to build a government. >> former prime minister silvio berlusconi came in a close second. coalition talks are under way, but many italians are unsure they will produce a stable government. >> italian voters have elected new representa
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Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm PST
, we talked to journalists -- a journalist who was in the courtroom. he told us how the case is being received. >> as it is internationally, we have the sitting cabinet minister in court today appearing at the hearing. it has been one of the biggest media events south africa has seen. correspondents from every part of the world are here following the story. this comes at a time when south africa is involved in deep introspection in terms of violence against women. we are still reeling from shock at a particularly brutal rape case recently, so the debate around murder and rape of women is really at the forefront at the moment, and i think that is playing a big role in the general depiction of this case. >> tunisia's prime minister has resigned a day after his bid to set up a government of technocrats failed. it was opposed by other members of his governing party. then he announced his resignation after a meeting with the president. he had proposed the non-partisan government as a way out of the political crisis sparked by the opposition of a leading opposition figure. >> the germ
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Feb 20, 2013 6:30pm PST
our backs for wages as low as the pocket money of a primary school kid? nothing has changed for us. >> the climate has changed slightly because greece leaving the eurozone is no longer on the table. things have calmed down. >> analysts say more austerity cuts could lead to a further drop in consumer spending by the end of the year. >> the biggest question for greece is how people will cope with the pension cuts and tax hikes over the coming four months. >> greeks are now hoping that the worst of the crisis is over. analysts say recovery should kick in by 2014 at the latest. >> for more in the greek economy and today's protests, we go live to athens to our correspondent. what is happening there now? what has the mood been like on the streets today? >> the protests have basically died out now. what happened during the day was pretty much a rerun of about 20 general strikes there have been since the greeks went into the spiral of the economy about a year ago. a few hours later, there was, as you mentioned, clashes between police and small numbers of demonstrators, but i would say ther
KCSMMHZ
Feb 1, 2013 2:30pm PST
joining us. international leaders are gathering in bavaria for the annual munich security conference. the german defense minister opened the conference by focusing on the current conflicts in syria and moly -- mali and emphasizing the importance of ongoing cooperation between europe and the united states. them in the united nations has been gridlocked over syria for months, and often, these occasions provide a more informal opportunity for an exchange of ideas. one of the most prominent speakers will be vice president joe biden of the u.s., and he stopped off in berlin on the way to the meeting. >> the u.s. vice-president peter were when visit to the german capital and his first to the german chancellery. he held an equally brief press conference after talks with chancellor merkel, giving high praise for trans-atlantic relations. the two reportedly discussed conflicts in syria and moly -- mali but made no public statements on the matter. his next stop is munich for an annual security conference, a meeting of high-ranking international policy makers, and mali and syria will be at the
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Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
you give us some background? how much has tunisian been destabilized by this assassination? >> i would not say that tunisia has been destabilized. most citizens are just carrying on their lives as usual, but in political circles, it certainly seems quite a big event today. >> thanks so very much. moving on to some other news, society has been struggling to keep up for decades, and sometimes developments outpaced our ability to apprehend all the consequences. >> take artificial insemination, which gave rise to sperm donors. for years, mothers who used the services thought laws enacted at the time was forever prevent their children from discovering the identity of their biological father, but in germany, a court has ruled that knowing who dad is is a fundamental right. >> the woman who brought the case says she is not interested in claiming money from her biological father. her reasons are personal. the court agreed she has the right to know who her biological father is a. >> the plaintiff has the right to know where she comes from. it is a basic right because everyone should be gi
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Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm PST
nationwide strike. but the government has not made any moves to hold talks with us. >> bank clerks also joined the walk off. so did the owners of small stores. still, the indian government is not backing down. >> we employ the leaders not to go on strike. we will consider their demands as the financial situation improves. >> for some, that is not good enough. in delhi, riots broke out in an industrial neighborhood. strikers smashed factory windows, and when unionist died on the picket line. >> in germany, chancellor angela merkel has praised the european union's hard-fought budget for the next seven years. she told parliament the proposals agreed in brussels earlier this month were the best way to ensure economic stability in europe. >> the budget includes some spending cuts for the first time. critics say it does not focus enough on boosting jobs and growth. >> angela merkel says all eu member states must cut costs. two weeks ago, the chancellor and british prime minister david cameron went out in brussels securing an eu budget cut of around 3%. now merkel has defended that decisi
KCSMMHZ
Feb 4, 2013 2:30pm PST
she could offer him to help out at home? >> not very much. she used the words solidarity, support, expressing sympathy for the unemployed, particularly the young people. the figures are something like 56% of young that people are unemployed, the highest in europe. she believes there is no way around the painful reforms to get the spanish economy back on course. >> john, thank you ever so much. >> german efforts to get more young people into job training and expand all of the steel workers are falling short. the country's industrial base cannot find enough workers. >> applicants have little trouble finding work. including in your report in the oecd, many countries are short of low and medium skilled workers. >> the german business sector needs a low and medium skilled workers, but that is a hurdle immigrants have to jump and they are way too high. their reluctance to look outside the borders and that threatens business. >> if germany does not do this in the right way. if this effort does not results, that would be a really negative impact on potential growth and the real economic g
KCSMMHZ
Feb 28, 2013 2:30pm PST
ahas received extreme action. joining us is our -- has received a mixed reaction. >> joining us is our conflict from -- our contact from rome. is there cause for concern? >> i think there is cause for some concern. that's why he promised in his last address to the cardinals -- he promised reverence and obedience. it's also why he is hiding away behind the walls of vatican city states and not returning to his beloved the very a in southern germany for his retirement -- beloved of area -- beloved bugbear yet -- beloved bavaria in southern germany. the new pope has to be charismatic, forceful, has to put his own stamp very quickly on the papacy. >> who will be in charge of the catholic church until the new pope is elected? >> the cardinal will take care of the daily running of the church. no major decision will be made until a new pope is elected. >> everybody is wanting to know when that will be. when do you think they will start sitting down to elect a new pope? >> i wish i knew. the pope has made it possible for the cardinals to meet earlier than planned. they are planning to meet
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Feb 27, 2013 6:30pm PST
time, and i hope you'll be able to join us. we love to keep hearing from you. so god bless you, stay inspired, keep painting, and i promise to see you right here real soon on another yarnell school of fine art. >> you are watching the "journal" from berlin. >> these are our top stories -- pope benedict bids farewell to huge crowds the day before he formally steps down as leader of the italian catholic church. >> the italian prime minister cancels an appointment with germany's main opposition candidate. >> in german soccer, dortmund prepared to defend their title against high-flying bayern munich. it seemed that the lord was sleeping -- that was today's emotional farewell message from pope benedict xvi as he acknowledged the rough seas that marked his time as head of the catholic church. >> it was his final public address before retiring, speaking to pins -- tens of thousands of faithful, he referred to the struggles enjoy of his papacy. >> we will be going live to rome in a moment to get more detail on the speech, but first, a closer look, and the momentous day for catholics around t
KCSMMHZ
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
regulators need to rethink their approval of batteries used in the boeing 787. officials from a number of agencies are looking into a string of safety incidents. debra hersman chaired the u.s. national transportation safety board. she said a lithium ion battery sparked a fire on a jet in boston. >> this investigation has demonstrated that a short circuit in a single cell can propagate to adjacent cells and result in smoke and fire. >> engineers packaged eight cells together in designing the battery system for the dreamliner. hersman said they didn't place them far enough apart so trouble in one could affect the others. they have not determined why the batteries short circuiteded. another battery fire forced the pilot of an all nipon airways pilot to make an emergency landing in japan. u.s. authorities grounded all 787s. officials at boeing said the batteries were likely to cause smoke only once in every 10 million flight hours. >>> japan's government will look at russia's intent after the air space violation by russian war plane. two russian war planes briefly entered japanese a
KCSMMHZ
Feb 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
european parliament. >> our brussels correspondent has been covering the summit for us. let's bring her in now. this is a real first, this cut. where will we see budget reductions being made? >> spending in areas such as infrastructure, energy, transport, but also scientific research will be reduced. also, eu officials will see pay slightly reduced, which means that a key demand by great britain's prime minister david cameron has been met. agriculture subsidies are also taking a slight head, but overall, they are still the biggest chunk of eu spending. >> some analysts already say this budget means less europe. what are you hearing at the summit? >> it became clear from the start that eu leaders to come here to these tough negotiations in brussels defending their own national interests, and, of course, the european parliament is not happy with the proposal on the table now. they are saying that the brunt of the cut is happening in areas that are future oriented. much disagreeing with what the european council president has said. they said we would be more spending in areas that coul
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Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm PST
committed by both sides. they say the rebels are using child soldiers while government crew -- troops are guilty of more. >> now is time for the international criminal court to get involved. there needs to be a formal inquiry. there are no indictments to be made. >> investigators say the house a list of suspected war criminals but without a decision by the u.n. security council, they cannot bring them to justice. >> for more now we go to our european correspondent in brussels. we asked her if the eu is prepared to back the call for war crimes. >> the problem there is the u.n. security council would have to refer the case to the courts and the eu has failed in its attempts to get russia, a permanent member of the u.n. security council, to put pressure on their ally, syria. they say they welcome any attempts from any side to end the conflict and end the violence happening. they have always said that they were concerned about crimes committed against humanity and they have always stressed that they will do everything that they can to support moves to end the conflict in syria. >> we will hav
KCSMMHZ
Feb 25, 2013 2:30pm PST
. >> it is not turkey that needs europe. europe needs turkey. they should accept us as members. >> survey showed only one in three now believe the current negotiations will and in membership. those who are still keen to see them join the eu same brussels needs to change -- take the initiative and end the impasse. >> psychologically, it would be helpful to give them something to work towards. as the most powerful country in the eu, the german role is very important here. why not 2023, for example, the 100's anniversary of the turkish republic. >> the turkish economy remains robust and is forecasted to grow by 3% this year. the more they prosper, the more they're beginning to fear that perhaps they do not need europe after all. even without the membership, more than 4000 german companies are involved in turkey. germany is their largest trading partner by far. berlin's restrictive visa policies are a hassle. >> first of all, we need an official invitation before we can come. then we need to prove salary, but the flight tickets. it's very time-consuming. a reform of the business vi
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Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm PST
weapons attack. people have been stockpiling gas masks for months. >> i would rather actually use it as a warning sign, by which israel is warning both hezbollah and assad that israel is well aware of what is going on. >> israelis fear for their safety. the air strikes marked an escalation in the conflict. now syria says it reserves the right to retaliate. >> in a separate development, the united nations has accused israel of violating the rights of palestinians by continuing to build settlements on occupied land. the united nations human rights council meeting in geneva called israel's settlement building creeping annexation and called on the country to stop the practice and remove all jewish settlers from the west bank. israel is boycotting the meeting as it accuses the council of bias. joining us now for more on these stories is our middle east correspondent. can the region afford a new conflict between syria and israel first of all? >> certainly not. the whole region is in turmoil, weather we look at nigeria, mali, egypt -- whether we look at nigeria, mali, egypt. this was really
KCSMMHZ
Feb 22, 2013 2:30pm PST
still a very sad time for the family of reeva and for us all. we are grateful that the magistrate recognized the validity and the strength of our application. as the family, we are convinced that oscars version of what happened on that terrible night will be proved to be true. >> the prosecution says pistorius is a flight risk. he is looking at the possibility of years behind bars. that was not enough to keep him behind bars. pistorius left the courthouse in the jeep. he had to hand over his passport and collection of guns to the police. the trial is set to start on june 4. >> let's go live to pretoria, south africa and up to a reporter who was in the courtroom as the decision was read out today. we've heard the audio. can you describe what you saw? >> [no audio] the granting of bail [inaudible] someone expected, but oscar pistorius [inaudible] when the actual reading came down, pistorius himself was largely impassive. it was really his family members who started celebrating the ruling. we were expecting something from him. perhaps he just had very little emotion to give at that p
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." it's day, february 12. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> millions of roman catholics around the world are coming to terms with an announcement from their spiritual leader that's both surprising and rare. pope benedict xvi says he's too old to do his job and is stepping down at the end of the month. he is 85. spokespersons for the vatican said the pope cited his advancing age and felt he could no longer fulfill his responsibilities. german cardinal yosef razinger was 75 years old when he became pope following the death of pope john paul ii. benedict xvi was a conservative pope. he strongly worked for his control. he faced the generation and joined twitter last year. he took his turn on handling sexual abuse scandals to an investigation of money launderring in the vatican city. he accused his butler of stealing and leaking documents that pointed to corruption in the vatican. the pope pardoned him over christmas. it's rare for a pope to resign. pope benedict is the first to quit in nearly 600 years. senior members of th
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Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
regulations were the big news in europe today. our correspondence sent us this summary of tuesday's trading from the frankfurt stock exchange -- our correspondent said us this summer. >> some shares were strongly in demand while others found themselves deeply on the downside. some of the tightening rules might make strong banks even stronger, and that banks could profit which have many corporate clients and many international clients. stock market in general this tuesday managed to recover somewhat from the losses of the beginning of the week, also due to positive economic data. the german engineering sector managed to post a significant increase of factory orders again. >> a look now at the raw numbers from the markets. the dax ended the day of a bit, more than 0.3%. euro stoxx 50 rose nearly a full percentage point. the dow jones is up 0.87%, and the euro is trading against the dollar at $1.3579. >> the u.s. justice department is suing standard and poor's for its alleged role in the 2008 financial crisis. wall street investors say they were expecting the move. in 2007, the ratings
KCSMMHZ
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
. rebel commanders said government forces used the base to bomb rural areas around a level. that is thought at least two of the captured fighting jets are in working order. rebels also seized ammunition for the warplanes. >> there has been a lot of speculation -- who will replace pope benedict xvi? many catholics around the world are hoping the next pope might come from outside europe for the church is growing. >> the conclave of cardinals plans to vote on who will be the next pope by the end of march. the vatican has announced that pope benedict will play no role in the selection process. >> a moment of silent prayer for pope benedict. from the philippines to nigeria and mexico, news of the pontiff's's resignation spread around the world. though the news caught the faithful by surprise, many catholics expressed sympathy for benedict's condition. >> he needs a rest. he has done a lot. it is a sign of humility on his part to pass on the responsibility of leading all the world's catholics. >> benedict said he no longer had the strength to carry out his ministry. those were historic wo
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Feb 11, 2013 6:30pm PST
is noticeable in the extract you used, he talked about the state not only of his body but also of his mind. he said both had deteriorated in the recent times. >> john hooper from rahm, thank you for the analysis. -- from rome. reactions have been pouring in. israel's chief rabbi said the pontiff helped reduce anti- semitism. >> the german government says they are moved and touched by his resignation and chancellor angela merkel called him one of the most significant religious figures of our time. >> the german president said he supported the surprising decision speaking of the pope's courage and self direction saying he always maintained a special bond with his native country. >> seeing a german succeed pope john paul ii was a victory for our country. in benedick's ministry, they combine high philosophical teaching with a straight forward manner of speaking and humanitarian kindness. chancellor merkel also commented on benedict's decision expressing understanding or his motivations. she praised him as saying that, as pope, he committed himself to interfaith dialogue. >> restrength
KCSMMHZ
Feb 27, 2013 2:30pm PST
question that concerns all of us sooner or later. the latest, of course, is when we are confronted by death. he does not do it in a way that necessarily appeals to a mass audience. that, of course, is a certain weakness in his position. he tends to be rather intellectual. people who are prepared to look into the questions of the meaning of life, that there's more to life than simply having fun -- of course, having fun is important, but if there is more to life than that, more than one in from one life style and into the next and amassing material goods -- then there is a great deal of food for thought in his writings. i think that will be his major legacy. >> some people believe there is much more to the pope's resignation and frail health, that the scandals that rocked the church played a big role. what is your take on that? >> i think there is a connection. i think that the scandal within the church, predictably of child abuse, has weighed very heavily on him. one has seen him age quite dramatically, and i think that that is probably also the concern and the pain that he has felt. on the
KCSMMHZ
Feb 13, 2013 2:30pm PST
every year and tens of thousands of new jobs. this offers us a great perspective at a time when we are gradually making our way to recovery. most important of all, it is a boost to our economies that does not cost 1 cent of taxpayer money. >> both sides stand to benefit. economists to warn that negotiations will be tough. the eu and washington disagree on issues ranging from industrial trade barriers and agricultural standards to data and privacy protection. >> the undertaking will not be easy. ideally, we would like to complete this work in about two years. if possible, before the end of the mandate for this commission, but more paramount than speed is achieving an ambitious deal. >> most european leaders say they are encouraged by obama's words. negotiations could start by summer with the goal of reaching agreement in 2015. >> let's find out more. we are joined now by our chief political correspondent. a big announcement there by obama. a new trans-atlantic trade agreement. what will it mean for europe, do you think? >> as we heard in your report, it would probably be a significant b
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Feb 25, 2013 6:30pm PST
from you. so i want to thank you for joining us today. god bless you, stay inspired, keep painting, and i promise to see you right here real soon on another yarnell school of fine art. >> italian collections turning into a cliffhanger. >> angela merkel close to angola. >> at the oscars, ben aflac's i ran in conflict, "argo" takes home the prize for best picture. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it looks like it will come down to the wire in italy where the latest election results appear to be pointing towards political gridlock. this poll is crucial as they are deciding who will lead them to the debt crisis. >> the votes are still being counted, but it looks like the central left is neck-and-neck with the central right, led by former leader burlesconi. the outcome could decide whether austerity is in or out. early predictions givingpier luigi bersani a clear lead in the lower house of caller meant. -- of parliament. as most likely partner is outgoing prime minister, mario monti, the architect of an austerity program popular with the international
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Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
stimulus plan. we are asking for you to give us your view. welcome to this addition of the washington journal. we want to know from you what is your view of the economic recovery the president talked about four years ago. here are the numbers -- you can also reach out to us via social media. the address is on the screen. for twitter, the address is cspanwj. pan.book.com/c-spas or you can e-mail journal@c- span.org. we begin by talking about the speech that the president made four years ago in elkhart, indiana. it is part of the nbc news elkhart project. we will talk more about that. we want to talk to you about your view of the economic recovery. our first call comes from randy and new hampshire on our line for independence. caller: how are you guys this morning? things are going downhill fast. we are in this huge crisis. the recession is going on and on. we are lucky that we are not in worse shape in a severe depression. the banks keep doing business. things need to change fast. host: what kind of work do you do? caller: i am a diesel mechanic by trade but i now go to scho
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Feb 24, 2013 7:00am EST
the republicans. 202-585-3880 is our democratic line. you can also join us at facebook or send us an e-mail. a couple of issues dealing with health care and the elderly. a cover story, "increased -- a crisis in plain sight." and this cover story from time magazine called, "why medical billsa re killing us." and from "the new york times," -- there is the story of one of a number of republican governors -- he said ohio would reverse this decision if the government failed to cover all the cost of the expansion. here are some details for ohio -- last year the supreme court ruling that they have the ability to tap in and out of the system. medicaid covers 2.2 million people in ohio. it is the single largest program in the state with a two year budget. it accounts for roughly $18.7 billion, or 32% of the more than $55 billion budget. junkies to talk about medicare and medicaid as a way to deal with the issue that a number of governors are now focusing on. here is from last tuesday in lima, ohio. >> this state wanted mom and dad to have the resources to stay in their own homes if they we
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
official had referred to a death toll in the drone strikes as us officials have refused to discuss publicly details of the campaign against al qaeda terrorists in pakistan, yemen, and elsewhere through but senator lindsey graham, south carolina republican and a staunch supporter of the raids cited a number that exceeded estimates. we have killed 4700, mr. graham was quoted as saying by the easily patch. right below that in "the washington times," "ex-senator admits to siring love child in the 1970's. former senator pete domenici disclosed he fired me -- he fathered a super child with a 24-year-old daughter of one of his senate colleagues, eight startling revelation for a politician with a reputation as an upstanding family man. identify their son as nevada lawyer adam paul laxalt. they said they decided to go public because they thought someone was about to root -- to release the information in an attempt to smear mr. domenici. "i deeply regret my behavior, and i hope new mexicans will view my compliments outweigh my personal transgression." mr. domenici was the longest-serving sen
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Feb 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
. good t have y with us. here's what is coming up -- far from home. why an egyptian blogger is seeking refuge in poland. on the edge -- why gibraltar is in new haven for spaniards. after the worst -- while londoners are changing their minds about germans. we first turn to the struggle for democracy in egypt. again, supporters of the opposition are being killed exactly two years after the bloody revolution that toppled dictator hosni mubarak. at the time, egyptia enthusiastically ushered in a new era, but the new president has since left many people deeply disappointed. some egyptians are downright worried beethat under the muslim brotherhood, the country has moved even further from democracy. one blogger is one of those who openly criticizes the new government, but he had to leave egypt to be able to do so. >> the market square is a popular tourist destination. usually, it is filled with people strolling through, taking pictures of st. mary's church, but not everyone carrying a camera here today is on holiday. kareem is not a taurus. he is a 28-will blog your -- 28- year-old logger --
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Feb 23, 2013 7:00am EST
out was on social media, you can tweet us. we have 35, is already on facebook. and you can always e-mail us at urnal@cspan.org legislators step up for paid sick leave. some pretty 9% of private-sector workers are not entitled to paid time off when they fall ill according to the bureau of labor statistics. low-wage and part-time workers, particularly those who work at small firms or who work in restaurants, are among the least likely to get paid sixth time. to change that, democratic lawmakers and their allies in maryland, washington, and massachusetts, and cities including new york, philadelphia, and portland, or try to advance measures that would make a sixth time a legal requirement for most firms. in congress, senator tom harkin plans to reintroduce a federal paid sick leave bill this spring. some employers contend the measure has harmed workers with company wage and increase -- which by prompting cuts in wages or increases. we are asking you about the federal government and if there should be a federal mandate when it comes to paid sick days. here is how you can reach out to us,
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
today. call us at -- if you want to send this tweet, do so at @cspanwj. we have had people responding to our question on facebook.com/c- span as well. senator kerrey will be sworn in later on today as well. secretary of state clinton spent her last day as secretary of state. the washington post has this headline -- more analysis in the papers, taking a look at the secretary of state. in our time, we are interested in hearing from you. the numbers -- you can treat us @cspanwj or on facebook. weighing in -- michael hobbs saying -- want to join us on the phone? the numbers will be on the screen. indiana, our independent line. caller: good morning. i think she did a pretty good job. she was a good secretary of state. i think she was one of the best we have ever had. host: what can you point to to back that up? caller: we are more respected now around the world and we were during the bush administration. host: go ahead. caller: our country is more respected now than it was four years ago. i think she was very good at foreign policy. i think this will help her in 2016. host: we go next to j
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
. the addresses their for twitter @cspanwj, then facebook.com/span, or email us a c-span.org. more off the lead in washington post -- on the line to tell us more about the story is sarah cliff. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: why this opt-out? guest: the opt-out has been an area that has challenged the ministration for all but a week -- for over a year, trying to find a balance between reproductive health and also guaranteeing religious liberty. as to the wine now part -- they have promised since about a year ago, last february, they promised religious organizations and would come up with regulations that would find a middle ground. reason we're seeing it now is because i wanted to give companies a heads up about what the compromise would look like. host: what has been the response from supporters of the president? guest: supporters of the president are happy with it. it seems to guarantee widespread access to birth control, regardless of who your employer is. host: opponents of the president's plan and say what? guest: say it does not answer their problem
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